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MILES DAVIS with JOHN COLTRANE, BILL EVANS, WYNTON KELLY,
CANNONBALL ADDERLEY, PAUL CHAMBERS AND JAMES COBB - KIND OF BLUE - ORIGINAL 1959 COLUMBIA
RECORDS MONO LP CL-1355
*** WHITE LABEL PROMO
ORIGINAL COLUMBIA 'SIX EYE' LABEL, WHITE LABEL PROMO
ORIGINAL PRESSING WITH
B-SIDE LABEL SHOWING WRONG TRACK SEQUENCE (FLAMENCO SKETCHES FIRST; ALL BLUES SECOND)
THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, FIRST U.S. PRESSING; THIS IS
NOT A REISSUE, AN IMPORT, OR A COUNTERFEIT PRESSING.
ORIGINAL, THICK CARDBOARD COVER (AMERICAN STYLE)
CLEAN, WEAR-FREE LABELS
THICK, HEAVY VINYL
MATRIX NUMBER IN TRAIL-OFF VINYL (DEAD WAX) ENDS WITH "-1A/-1C…". ON SOME LABELS, SUFFIX –1
INDICATES THE VERY FIRST, ORIGINAL PRESSING
MONO version of this album has NEVER been available on
legitimate Compact Disc or in any other digital format.
(►PLEASE SEE THE
IMAGE OF THE COVER, LABEL OR BOTH, SHOWN BELOW)
this is a REAL image of the ACTUAL item you are bidding on. This
is NOT a "recycled" image from our previous auction. What you see is what you’ll
What we have here is Jazz
equivalent of the Grand Canyon. The album which, for the next four decades,
pretty much defined everything that's spontaneous, improvisational , modal and
otherwise genuine in music. This music truly has no equivalents, peers or
points of reference in modern music, whether before or after its conception.
Word has it that Duane Allman played nothing by "Kind of Blue" for
many days and months on end, and the list of Jazz musicians profoundly affected
by its spontaneity, mood, gentle blue tinge and supreme musical competence (to
put it mildly) goes on and on and on. Plus, how many times do you get to hear
the interplay between Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans and Cannonball
Adderley - all assembled in one place?. This is not music, this is pure aural
The Jazz’ greatest album was
beset from its inception by the mastering problems, and experts claim that it
is off by a fraction of the note, due to the fact that it was mastered at the
wrong speed (a moot point). The original, first analog pressings on six-eyes Columbia label are becoming
extremely rare and extraordinarily coveted by practically everyone - jazz and
non-jazz collectors alike. For any self-respecting Jazz aficionado, this is the
only possible way to hear the greatest jazz album ever.
THE WHITE LABEL PROMO, RADIO
STATION-, AUDITION OR DEMONSTRATION COPIES AND RELEASES (such as the one we
have here) were often distributed to the radio stations before the record was
released to the public, sometimes as much as four months ahead. These records
are generally considered to be the "first among equals": the VERY
FIRST generation and the VERY FIRST pressings of the particular title; a
PROTOTYPE and the earliest known official pressing of the record.
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THIS IS A
unless otherwise noted, ALL records are graded visually, and NOT play-graded!;
we grade records under the strong,
diffuse room light or discrete sunlight)
WE GRADE THE VINYL AS NEAR MINT.
Some VERY LIGHT AND SUPERFICIAL abrasions – mostly sleeve scuffs - are (barely) visible, but are probably
inaudible, and do not affect visual
integrity or beauty of the vinyl. The original luster is very much intact, and
the vinyl shines and sparkles almost like new.
The record has a "deep groove" (an indent in the label about
1/2-inch from the edge of the label, which on SOME labels is associated with
very early or first pressings).
The record is apparently pressed on a beautiful, thick, inflexible
vinyl, which was usually used for the first or very early pressings. Usually,
the sound on such thick vinyl pressings is full-bodied, vivid, and even
dramatic. Do not expect to obtain such a majestic analog sound from a digital
Of course, this is a full-bodied ANALOG recording, and not an inferior,
THE COVER IS NICE --- ABOUT
EXCELLENT OR VERY GOOD++ (VG++).
The following flaws or
imperfections are noted on the cover:
Cover has some light ring wear (nothing significant); On the
scale from 1 to 10 (1 being the least, and
10 being the most severe), we assess the severity of ring wear as 3.
Cover shows some light yellowing on back side, apparently
Cover has some fraying/wear along the spine and the bottom
seam (nothing significant)
NO OTHER IMPERFECTIONS
ON THE COVER:
No split seams
No cut-out (drill) holes.
No cut-out corners
No saw-marks or indents
No dirt/dust rubbing stains (friction marks caused by rubbing against
No wrinkles or creases
No peel-off marks
No mold or mildew spots
No stickers or labels
No water damage
No razor marks, scratches, pressure marks, lines, streaks, or cuts.
No wax, glue, paint or liquid drops on the cover
No bar codes
No RIAA stamps or stickers.
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small $1.00 packaging surcharge).
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